Send information with analog and digital signals

wave transmission



A Snaky spring also called a helical spring for example

A ruler

Masking tape

To Do and Notice

Challenge a group to send a 4 digit pin number (with digita between 0 and 9) across a room using only signals sent along a stretched spring.
Use the ruler and masking tape as necessary.

signal reception

Try to find a way to do it as an analog signal and as a digital signal.

What's going on?

Discuss the accuracy versus speed of transmission for the numbers you sent by each technique.

Compare the problems you encountered with analog and with the digital signal transmission.

Going Further

Using your favorite technique send this pin number

0 0 1 9

Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
© 2015 19 Sep 2015